Neuronal network study gives new insight into brain circuit wiring

Written by Ellen Clarke

Studying complex neuronal networks is critical to understanding how the brain functions. Researchers from the Allen Institute for Brain Science (WA, USA), Harvard Medical School (MA, USA) and Neuro-Electronics Research Flanders (Leuven, Belgium) have successfully published the largest network to date of connections between cortical neurons. The study will help to enhance understanding of how networks in the brain are organized. “This is a culmination of a research program that began almost ten years ago. Brain networks are too large and complex to understand piecemeal, so we utilized high-throughput techniques to collect huge data sets of brain activity and brain...

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